Lekang celebrates Rongali Bihu

Lekang celebrates Rongali Bihu

MAHADEVPUR, May 15: People from different communities residing in Mahadevpur area under Namsai district converged here today to celebrate the valedictory Lekang Anchalic Rongali Bihu Sammilan with great pomp and show.

While greeting the people on the occasion, Minister of UD & Town Planning, ULB Nabam Rebia, who was the chief guest, called upon the younger generation of the Assamese community to give more emphasis on preservation and safeguarding of their age old culture and tradition so that people from all over the world can know the cultural richness of Assam.

“Let this Bihu, which marks the advent of Assamese New Year, be the harbinger of a new dawn of warm and harmonious relationship and peace, prosperity and progress in the state,” said Rebia.

The guest of honour, Parliamentary Secretary for Environment & Forests Chow Tewa Mein, while addressing the huge gathering, lauded the various communities of Lekang constituency for celebrating the Bihu festival jointly in a grand manner. He said that this has made the celebration more beautiful and urged all to maintain the same spirit.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, the chief patron of Lekang Anchalik Bihu Sammilan, said that the Rongali Bihu celebration has reinforced love and goodwill among all sections of people and also strengthened the bonds of unity and bonhomie.

Mein said that he is profoundly happy to be closely associated with the Bihu festival for last 26 years. He lauded the Assamese community for keeping their rich culture and traditions alive and urged the young generation to carry forward the legacy.

The chief guest also distributed awards to the winners of various cultural competitions. Bihu performance by winners of Bihu dance competition mesmerized the gathering. Earlier, the chief guest and other dignitaries were accorded a warm traditional reception.

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